The evolutionary roots of the human capacity for rhythm
Humans seem to have an almost natural sense of rhythm. The ERC-funded TOHR project aims to investigate why this is and how it came to be. In particular, the project will elucidate which species have rhythm, and why humans evolved to be such chatty, rhythmic creatures. To do this, the project will test the rhythmic abilities of humans and four other species, which include two non-human primates and two aquatic mammals, using various measures including, among others, gait tracking and non-invasive electrophysiology. The comparative work on animals will allow the project team to test evolutionary hypotheses on the origins of rhythm in humans.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme
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Funding SchemeERC - Support for frontier research (ERC)
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